September is National Rice Month and it's a great time to celebrate one of the world's most popular grain. Millions of people around the globe, mostly in Asia, rely on rice a primary source of calories. But more than just sustaining the body, rice can also become a great canvas for delivering lively flavours.
This Sticky Rice Salad With Spicy Prawns from Eat Love Eat is a great recipe to try if you're craving for Asian food. It's rich but also healthy and refreshing. If you're not a fan of prawns, you can replace it with your choice of protein like chicken or beef. You can also substitute for chilli powder moistened with soy sauce gochujang paste, and sherry for Shaoxing rice wine.
"This is so simple, so easy and so perfect for packed lunches so that I (and you!) never need to buy an over-priced packaged version again (unless of course I/you open the fridge to be greeted by nothing more than tumbleweed, a jar of goose fat and some limp celery, yum!)."
Positively Plant-Based has a recipe called Asian-Inspired Wild Rice Salad Recipe that will surely satisfy your hunger. Not to mention, it's eye candy too! Made with colourful ingredients, this rice salad recipe is a feast for the palate and for the eyes. This recipe also goes well with white rice if you find darker varieties of rice too rough and husky.
"The veggies I used are, of course, my preferences but you could change them up based on what you like. Anything colourful and crunchy would work great. I would definitely leave the edamame in there though. It’s such a nutrition powerhouse and that bright green colour is just incredible in this salad. If you can’t find them fresh, keep a bag in the freezer – you can find them all over."
If you're looking for a colourful rice salad that's teeming with nutrients and wonderful flavours, this Cowboy Rice Salad from Recipe Tin Eats is a great recipe to try and enjoy! Serve this with protein of your choice - preferably steamed or baked fish or chicken - and you have a delicious complete meal!
"Made with tomatoes, capsicum/bell peppers, red onion, corn, beans and coriander/cilantro, Cowboy Caviar is dressed with a fairly sweet vinaigrette then served as a salad or salsa for scooping up with corn chips."
Never stir rice will it's cooking if you don't want to end up with a stodgy pot of rice.
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